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The Impossible - 3 Sentence Review
Tue, Jan 29, 2013

The clue is in the title, The Impossible; the events seem improbable, but it is based on a true story, so however impossible there is a reference to reality where, whatever the odds, an event with a small probability can and will happen. However, I found this troubling, stories and films are metaphors and by choosing the impossible, the story diminishes the death, loss and suffering of countless thousands, with an ending that suggests that everything was all right in  the end. What is impossible is Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts and their family passing for Spaniards, and no matter how well acted or realised, the Anglicisation of story, coupled with countless coincidences made the story feel a bit hollow.

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